Our Team


Steve Dunbar


Steve began mentoring for Alarm Robotics and re-creating the FRC playing field obstacles when his son Brian joined the team as a freshman in 2016 as an 8th grader.  He took on the official 4H Team Co-leader role in 2018 and is continuously busy with annual team member registrations, seeking and following up on corporate sponsorships, and paying the bills (including the rent on our lab, the historic red brick schoolhouse!).  Steve has a BS and MS in Engineering, holds a Professional Engineering License in MA and Project Management Professional Certification.  He is a 30-year employee of the US Army Corps of Engineers and completed 3 years in the private sector managing software development. 4H Alarm Robotics has been a rewarding experience for him and for his son Brian, and Steve enjoys seeing that same experience unfold for new members, returning members, and mentors.

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Gaston(Gus) Marzoratti


Alex Smith has an incredible dedication to the work they do as Project Supervisor. They are a recent addition to the team, but they are already making invaluable contributions toward our research goals.

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Jon Miller


As our experienced Research Adviser, Max Johnson is a fundamental part of what makes Alarm Robotics such a successful Robotics Lab. They are truly an invaluable member of our hardworking team.


Arnold Kalmbach


Arnold Kalmbach - Having been involved with the ALARM team since its founding I have focused on software and control systems with the team, but have learned more than a bit about other aspects of robot building.  Professionally software development methods and metrics for development teams at Dell. My goals with the 4H-ALARM are to provide an opportunity for the team members to learn by doing, and to develop confidence through working together.  I also enjoy sharing my enjoyment of experimental and free jazz music with the team.


Manish Jariwala


I have recently joined 4H alarm robotics.  However, I have been with First Robotics for nearly ten years as a coach for the FTC team at Mount Saint Charles.  I have been in the Information Technology field for more than 20+ years, working on design, development, and deployment.  Now, I lead global programs leveraging technology to drive business value.  I am hoping to help the team in whatever way possible that I can.

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Amish Jariwala